Biography of Robert C. Hewson
Yates County, NY Biographies





Hewson, Robert C., a solid business man and an enthusiastic supporter of the Greenback party, was bprn in Milo in 1831, the son of Fisher W. and Hannah (Chissom) Hewson. He read law with Franklin & Van Allen, and with Van Buren & Prosser, and was admitted to the bar. Hs practiced but little, however, having a stronger interest for other pursuits. His business life has been devoted to lumbering mainly, and fruit growing. About 1889 he started the evaporator at the "head of the street," and in 1890 established the feeder mill on Sucker Brook. In 1888 Mr. Hewson married Lue A., daughter of Haverly Brooks, of Auburn. Mr. Hewson's mother was one of the first settlers in Penn Yan.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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